Cookies and Website Traffic Analysis
When users enter The Lifeboat Fund website their computers will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to the web server. The website then creates 'session' cookies to store some of the preferences of users moving around the website, e.g. retaining a text-only preference.
Cookies in themselves do not identify individual users but identify only the computer used. The Lifeboat Fund session cookies are deleted on departure from the website. However, those from third parties may persist.
Most modern web browsers allow users to control cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies used on our site:
Cookie file name
|__utma||Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.|
|__utmb||Google Analytics stores IP address anonamously on its servers in the US, and neither the Scottish Government or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.|
|__utmc||These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.|
|Other 3rd party cookies|
|guest_id||We use Twitter embed code on some pages within our site. Twitter may set cookies on your PC.|
|Youtube||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player.